I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the sun": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

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Trigram Earth
Trigram Lake

Hexagram 19

Lín, Overseeing

Gua Poem:
Overseeing. Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination. Reaching the eighth moon there is a pitfall.

The great image says: Above marsh there is earth, overseeing. The noble one teaches and ponders inexhaustibly, he tolerates and protects the people without limits.

Lín: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

Top 6: Generous nearing. Auspicious. Without fault.
You can think things big or small. Make them rise up or push them down. Things, situations, people and even your life, they are all as good as the size of your acceptance and generosity towards them.
(Changes to hex.41)

6 at 5: Wise nearing is the style of a great prince. Auspicious
When you know how to near people, how close, what to accept and what not, how to stay yourself and let them be who they are, how to attract those of value and keep distance from the harmful ones – then you have the assets of being a leader or teacher.
(Changes to hex.60)

6 at 4: To the highest degree nearing. Without fault.
Everybody has to live his own life, so grant everyone his own Tao. His decisions, his way of life, his death. Acknowledge it as part of his being, do not withdraw and do not try to make it fit your own convictions 'for his own good'.
(Changes to hex.54)

6 at 3: Sweet nearing. Nothing that does not bear fruit. Finish grieving it, avoid faults.
When you are 'nice' to others, they will inevitably disappoint you, because you expect something back. Be yourself, that is the only way to give something of value. Only then you really give, and only then they really receive. The exchange will be full of life, for everyone involved, so you expect nothing, you already get plenty.
(Changes to hex.11)

9 at 2: With affection nearing. Auspicious. Nothing that does not bear fruit.
Help stays weak if one is not able to live free and strong oneself. Only who is an egoist in essential life values can be a true altruist. And don't give help where it is wasted. Help those who are able to use spiritual help or enough spirit to use material help in a positive way.
(Changes to hex.24) Mirror 19.2-23

Initial 9: With affection nearing. Determination auspicious.
Every caring has to be with love. One action which is not right can mess up everything. One moment of forgetting can be a disaster. Leaving the baby a minute alone, forgetting a medicine, not noticing the papers near the fire, forgetting an appointment. The 'mouths' one looks after have to be a part of one's mind, always, every moment.
(Changes to hex.07)

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